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Mediating across difference : oceanic and Asian approaches to conflict resolution

Author: Morgan Brigg; Roland Bleiker
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011.
Series: Writing past colonialism series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mediating Across Difference is based on a fundamental premise: to deal adequately with conflict, and particularly with conflict stemming from cultural and other differences, requires genuine openness to different cultural practices and dialogue between different ways of knowing and being. Equally essential is a shift away from understanding cultural difference as an inevitable source of conflict, and the development  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mediating across difference.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morgan Brigg; Roland Bleiker
ISBN: 9780824834593 0824834593 9780824835194 0824835190
OCLC Number: 643569900
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Postcolonial conflict resolution / Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker --
Silence in western models of conflict resolution / Tarja Väyrynen --
Local conflict resolution in the shadows of liberal international peacebuilding / Oliver P. Richmond --
Conflict Murri way : managing through place and relatedness / Mary Graham, Morgan Brigg, and Polly O. Walker --
Conflict resolution and decolonisation : aboriginal Australian case studies in 'enlarged thinking' / Deborah Bird Rose --
Māori dispute resolution : traditional conceptual regulators and contemporary processes / Carwyn Jones --
Christianity, custom, and law : conflict and peacemaking in the postconflict Solomon Islands / Debra McDougall with Joy Kere --
Bougainville : a source of inspiration for conflict resolution / Volker Boege and Sr. Lorraine Garasu --
Crossing borders : Indonesian experience with local conflict resolution / Frans de Jalong and Muhadi Sugiono --
Mediating difference in Uchi space : conflict management lessons from Japan / Jacqueline Wasilewski and Norifumi Namatame --
Shu and the Chinese quest for harmony : a Confucian approach to mediating across difference / Chengxin Pan --
Korean sources of conflict resolution : an inquiry into the concept of Han / Roland Bleiker and Hoang Young-ju --
Conclusion : mediating the mediation with difference / Stephen Chan.
Series Title: Writing past colonialism series.
Responsibility: edited by Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker.


Explores how to deal adequately with conflict, and particularly with the challenge of cultural and other differences. The contributors' response to the challenge of conflict and cultural  Read more...


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